Showing posts in the category of Subaru STi

Subaru's New Forester STI tS Concept Heats Up Our Imagination

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Just like it did with the previous generation Forester, Subaru has unveiled an STI tS concept in Japan to test the waters for a sportier (at least in terms of looks) Forester.

Subaru USA's New 2015 BRZ Series Blue with STI Parts has a Placebo Effect….

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Straight off the bat, let us tell you that this new blue pill…err…we mean edition with STI parts offered by Subaru USA doesn't bring any horsepower changes to the lightly updated 2015 BRZ, only some cosmetic and aerodynamic improvements.

Subaru is not Working on a BRZ STI, Report Says

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The (now cheaper in the UK) Subaru BRZ’s lack of power and general character are quite well documented, as the car’s been around for over two years now. Sadly, it won’t be addressed via a more powerful (supposedly STI) version of the car, as many people have been speculating ever since it was launched.

Subaru Teases Mystery WRX STI with a Massive Aqua Blue Rear Wing for NY Show

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Just moments ago, Subaru shared the above picture through its social media pages with the caption, "See you at the New York International Auto Show", which kicks off for the press on Wednesday, April 16.

Subaru Said to be Readying Special BRZ, Possibly STI-Badged, But Certainly Not Turbo

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[JDM Subaru BRZ tS and tS GT pictured]

No matter how loud or how many times Subaru fans voice their opinion for a more powerful, and preferably, turbocharged BRZ Coupe, the Japanese carmaker doesn't seem to be interested in filling that need / gap in the car's range.

All-New 2015 Subaru WRX STI Coming to Detroit Auto Show

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After serving us an appetizer in the form of the new 2015 WRX sedan at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November, Subaru is moving ahead with the main course that is none other than the STI version of the series, which has just been confirmed for a world premiere at the Detroit motor show later this month.

Subaru Announces Prices and Launch Dates for New JDM Levorg, STI Concept Coming to Tokyo

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One of the more interesting new models to debut at last month's Tokyo Motor Show was the Subaru Levorg sports estate, which while dubbed a concept, was as production ready as they get, something that the Japanese automaker itself admitted today via the release of pricing information on the car.

Subaru Shows New 2015 WRX, Remembers Rare 1998 Impreza 22B STI Coupe

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They may have a huge age difference in automotive years, but the brand-new 2015 WRX and the 1998 Impreza 22B STI belong to the same lineage of Subaru vehicles that have captured the attention of real-life as well as…racing game drivers of our generation.

2015 Subaru WRX Info Leaked, Features 268HP 2.0L Turbo with 6sp Manual or CVT Gearboxes

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While Subaru doesn't want you, the reader or consumer to know what gives with the new 2015 WRX yet, the Japanese carmaker made sure its journalist pals over at Car&Driver magazine received all the information well before so they can have it in time for their next issue. It all so happens that when you share something, that something can leak…

We don't know for how long the PDF file from the magazine will stay online (see and/or download it to your computer via this link), so we'll give you all the details, just in case it disappears. For one, the photos of the WRX that we showed you earlier this week are indeed the real thing with the saloon being an Impreza in everything but the name and the performance upgrades.

The New 2015 Subaru WRX STI Rendered

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Deep down inside you knew it was only a matter of playing the waiting game before someone took the purportedly, but not yet confirmed, official photos of the 2015 Subaru WRX and applied some Photoshop magic to turn them into the new STI.

Did a Prototype of New 2015 Subaru WRX Appear on Japanese TV?

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Admittedly, when Carscoops' reader and tipster i-Ryuji from Japan first told and showed us two screenshots of what he believed to be a prototype for the next generation Subaru WRX / STI model, we were very doubtful.

New Subaru WRX and STI Reportedly Coming to the LA Auto Show

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Subaru set the expectation bar quite high this year with the release of the WRX Concept at the New York Auto Show, but subsequent sightings of prototype models testing out in the open snapped us back to the reality of the Impreza body-based WRX and WRX STI performance models. We'll still keep our fingers crossed for a future model built around the striking study…

GTA-Style Road Rage Chase Between WRX STI and Celica is Better Than an F&F Movie

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When you're watching a Hollywood flick (Bollywood is another story…), with very few exceptions, you usually know how a chase scene with cars will end. With reality, and especially Russian dash-cam reality, you can never be quite sure what will happen next…

Subaru Releases 2014 BRZ with Minor Updates and New tS by STI Variant in Japan [44 Photos]

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This is our first look at the 2014 model year version of the Japanese domestic market (JDM) Subaru BRZ that brings some minor equipment and technical improvements to the existing range, but most importantly, introduces a new (Japan market-only)  limited production 'tS by STI' variant with chassis, aerodynamic and styling enhancements.

2014 Subaru WRX and STI Continue as is with a Small Price Increase

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Subaru will continue to offer its current generation WRX and STI hatchbacks and sedans for the 2014 model year in the States, while it prepares their successor that's scheduled to be introduced within the next couple of years. There aren't any changes in terms of mechanical hardware or equipment features, but Subaru did increases prices by $200 (it had done the same with the 2013MY).

Subaru Disappoints with New BRZ ts Concept as it Reportedly Brings No Power Gains [25 Photos]

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As we anticipated when we first saw the "ts" designation on the BRZ's teaser photos from the official Subaru STI site, the new version of the rear-wheel drive sports coupe will not come with extra punch from its boxer engine. Subaru displayed a concept-badged, but in reality, production ready version of the new BRZ ts by STI at the 86 festival at Fuji Speedway this week.

Subaru BRZ STI Coming Soon, First Teaser Shots of Production Model

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Back in 2011, Subaru unveiled the BRZ STI Concept, at the Los Angeles motor show to preview the regular production version of the coupe that was released later in the same year at the Tokyo Motor Show. Fast forward to 2013 and Subaru seems ready to introduce a higher performance version of the BRZ with the coveted STI badge.

If you head over to the official Japanese site for the STI brand, the primary page cycles through several teaser shots, one of which is a white on black image showing the message “Coming Soon.”

Reckless Subaru Boy Racer Learns the Hard Way that Public Roads are Not Racetracks [Updated]

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Unfortunately, for regular drivers minding their own business, sometimes they share the road with so-called boy-racers who mistake public streets for Need for Speed video game stages. Considering that many of these boy racers drive powerful cars, like the person in the following video, the outcome of their “adventures” is far too often a tragic one.

Watch the 2015 Subaru WRX Prototype Run In and Out of the Nürburgring

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We know what your first question will be about the spy video and these latest shots of the 2015 Subaru WRX prototype, but unfortunately, we can't give you an answer yet if this is the wishy-washy (read complete letdown), production version of the dramatic WRX Concept, a WRX iteration of the current Impreza to be offered before or alongside the aforementioned WRX, or an early test mule.

Bring it On: Subaru WRX Concept Premieres at the New York Auto Show [w/Video]

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Subaru is finally contemplating what every sensible gearhead has been telling both Subaru and Mitsubishi to do with their excellent Impreza WRX / STI and Lancer Evolution models, respectively, for decades now: keep their dynamic characteristics and dress them in a unique body that has nothing in common with their mainstream models.

While Mitsubishi is still thinking what to do with the EVO series in general, Subaru is showing us what it has in store for us with the next generation WRX, and its more powerful STi sibling, with the world premiere of the all-new WRX Concept car at the New York International Auto Show.

The study adopts a body style that most carmakers like to call a "four-door coupe", adorned with all the aggressive details one would expect from a WRX model (with a hint of Lancer EVO, some might say) like the powerbulge on the hood, muscular wheel arches that make room for the 20-inch forged alloy wheels wrapped in 245/40ZR20 Dunlop rubber and a prominent rear diffuser. Only now, all these elements look natural and not planted like on the Impreza models.

The study measures 178.0 inches (4,521mm) long, 74.4 inches (1,889mm) wide and 54.7 inches (1,389mm) tall, which makes it slightly shorter, lower and wider than the Impreza Mk4 sedan. Its wheelbase is also significantly longer at 108.7 inches (2,761mm) compared to the Impreza's at 104.1 inches (2,644mm).